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Corona virus made a dent in the Ashes series, two media persons were found to be Kovid positive

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Corona virus made a dent in the Ashes series, two media persons were found to be Kovid positive

Adelaide. Corona virus has made a dent in the Ashes series being played in Australia. In the ongoing second Ashes Test between Australia and England, two members of the media have been found positive in the Kovid-19 test. According to ‘abc.net.au’, “Two members of the media covering the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Stadium Management Authority has said that a broadcast worker has tested positive for the virus during routine testing.” Later on Sunday afternoon, a second confirmed COVID-19 positive case was reported among media persons. The Stadium Management Authority said, “We have been informed that during the sixth day’s routine testing, the Kovid result of another member of the foreign media has come positive. The man was working at the Media Center in the Western Stand. He and the people who came in close contact with him did not come to the stadium today.

The ABC Grandstand team has been told they cannot broadcast from the ground until they have been approved by the South Australia Department of Health and the Oval management, but will continue to broadcast today’s game from a remote venue. Andrew Moore of ABC Grandstand said: “I was tested this morning as part of travel arrangements and when we returned to the hotel room we were told to stay where you are, not go to the Adelaide Oval until South Australia Health Approval is not obtained from the department and the Adelaide Oval management.

According to the website, Moore said he believed a member of the British media had tested positive. Earlier, Australia captain Pat Cummins was ruled out of the second Test due to close contact with a Kovid infected during a dinner at an Adelaide restaurant. On Sunday, 80 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in South Australia, the largest number since the start of the Kovid-19 epidemic.

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